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I can only find the 2017 publication. I'd love to own a physical copy of this Quran even though I can find the ebook for free here. If it was never printed, what changes were made with the 2017 vs 2019 versions? Thanks in advance!

Questions/Comments on the Quran / Concerning Chapter 2, Verse 154
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:44:49 AM »
"2:154 Do not say of those who are killed in the sake of God that they are dead; no, they are alive but you do not perceive."

At first, I interpreted this verse as those who die in general are still alive, it's just that we can't perceive them, but the way it's phrased, "those who are killed" makes me think that isn't an accurate interpretation. Edip Yuksel interpreted that verse the same way I did: "When believers die, they are disconnected from this world; they continue their existence in another dimension", but I'm not sure if we're correct.

What do you guys think? Am I misunderstanding something, and my initial interpretation is correct or is it simply those who are "killed in the sake of God"? If so, what does he mean by killed in his sake?

Another verse that reaffirms that verse: "3:169 Do not count that those who are killed in the sake of God are dead. No, they are alive at their Lord receiving provisions."

General Issues / Questions / Urgent Funeral Advice Needed!
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:56:20 AM »
Peace to you,

My mother is very, very ill and is in critical condition. My mom wants her funeral service done in an Islamic way where instead of a preacher talks about Jesus, she wants the service to be from an Islamic standpoint. The huge issue is that she has always wanted to be cremated, and as you may know, God did not forbid cremation in the Quran but that is a huge issue for Sunni's. I don't know how I'm going to be able to have an Islamic service where an Imam speaks from an Islamic point of view when Sunni's reject cremation entirely.

Not to mention, we're the only Muslims in our family and everyone else is Christian. No one else would be able to participate in the Muslim funeral prayers in the way the Sunni's normally do it, and segregating genders by having the front row be men, second children, and third women - that just won't work for the family as such segregation is frowned upon in my particular part of western culture.

If there were a Quranist mosque in my state none of these issues would exist, since none of these rituals have any sort of Quranic substance. What can I do? My mother is in critical condition and I pray that she recovers but I also need to prepare for the worst.

I usually go straight to the forums since my Google searches lead me there, but after creating my account and visiting the main page of this website I get this warning from a very reputable software:

This only occurs on the main page and hasn't happened in the forums for me.

This may not be malicious on behalf of the staff who created this site, as hackers are commonly injecting their mining code into websites (Such as Government sites) to use your computers to mine crypto-currency. Protect yourselves and I hope the staff looks into this as it's concerning.

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